Southern Tournament - Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Wildcats College Hoops Game Preview
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Davidson Wildcats Odds
The Davidson Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Appalachian State Mountaineers at US Cellular Center in NCAA basketball action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Southern Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (US Cellular Center).
Davidson will face the 15-15 Mountaineers, who own a 16-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 11-17-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mountaineers are 8-15 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 62 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mountaineers, who rate No. 222 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-70 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Davidson has the nation's No. 35-rated offensive output, at 74 PPG. The visiting Mountaineers defense ranks No. 296 allowing on average 71.9 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Appalachian State owns the country's No. 315-rated mark, allowing 76.2 points per game on the highway. Davidson, on the other hand, rates No. 47 in scoring at home.
Appalachian State was a 74-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Furman. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Appalachian State got 13 points from Nathan Healy en route to a 74-60 victory over Furman on Saturday at US Cellular Center.
In their last action, Davidson was an 86-59 winner at home against Georgia Southern. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. Davidson cruised to victory on Saturday, running Georgia Southern out of the gym and running up an 86-59 score at US Cellular Center.